The Shopper News’ reporter went to visit with Chris Rietmann, one of the proprietors of Route 101 Local Goods, a unique store featuring locall-sourced products that’s also where bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) can be spent, plus bitcoin can be purchased from the region’s only Bitcoin Vending Machine, and you can even buy delicious Vietnamese food from the “Bon Vivant Gourmet Street Food” truck parked just outside at 661 Marlboro Road in Keene.
Ed Forster of Little Zoe’s Take and Bake Pizza and Ken Urbanski of Kirby’s Q in Alstead were also interviewed in the front-page piece. The bitcoin-accepting business owners commented on their interest in Bitcoin while Rietmann explained important aspects of what makes Bitcoin special. Rietmann is frequently seen introducing new users to it in his shop, since his store has the Bitcoin Vending Machine which makes buying it a snap.
The article even lists a bunch of local businesses in the area (ranging from food to sports to car repair) that accept bitcoin! Keene, as you may already know, is the undisputed city with the most bitcoin-accepting businesses per capita, per coinmap.org.
You can read both pages of the Shopper’s feature article on bitcoin even if you don’t live in the area, by downloading this PDF.